Riaan Koppeschaar


Job Title: FD

Company: Exxaro


Riaan has been nominated for the 2020 CFO Awards.

Riaan joined Exxaro in 2006 as the general manager of corporate finance and treasury after Kumba Resources was split into an iron ore focused company, Kumba Iron Ore, and a diversified mining company, Exxaro Resources. 

He was appointed as director of finance on 1 July 2016 and is also a director of several Exxaro subsidiary companies, joint ventures, as well as a trustee and investment committee member of the Exxaro Pension and Provident Funds. 

Before joining Exxaro, Riaan served as the manager of corporate funding at Iscor from 1997 to 2001. He was appointed as the general manager of corporate finance and treasury at Kumba Resources in 2001. 

Riaan served his articles at PwC from 1993 to 1996. He has completed advanced and associate programmes in treasury management, as well as has an advanced diploma in taxation and advanced management programme (Insead), and a certificate in theory of accounting. Riaan is also a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

2016 – Present        Director of Finance, Exarro Resource
2006 – 2016            General Manager: Corporate Finance & Treasury, Exarro Resources
2001 – 2006            General Manager: Corporate Finance and Treasury, Kumba Resources
1997 – 2001            Manager: Corporate Funding, Iscor
1993 – 1996            Audit Supervisor, PwC

2007                           Advanced Management & Executive Development Program, INSEAD
2000                           Higher Diploma in Taxation (HDipTax), UNISA 
1997                           Associate Membership Program in Treasury Management, UNISA
1992                           B.Com (Hons) cum laude, Accounting and Finance
                                   B.Com – Cum Laude, University of Pretoria
                                   B.Com (Hons) – Cum Laude, University of Pretoria
                                   CTA – Cum Laude

About Exxaro: Exxaro is a diversified black-owned resources group with interests in specific markets. It is a large coal and heavy minerals mining company in South Africa. The company operates facilities and offices in Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia. 

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